Herman Miller now confirms HAY deal

Following on from yesterday’s story about Herman Miller retracting a statement regarding its additional stake in office furniture firm HAY,…

Herman Miller confirms Hay talks but retracts transaction PR

Herman Miller has confirmed that it is in talks to take a further 34% stake in Denmark-based office furniture company…

Wayfair reveals turnkey solution for business customers

Furnishings and décor e-tailer Wayfair has announced that customers of its business programme, Wayfair Professional, can now buy furnishings and…

Steelcase on a roll

Steelcase has reported one of the strongest quarters in the past 20 years as sales as operating profit grew in…

ECI and Clover launch integration | ISSA adds to international education team | Recognition...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the globe. ECI and Clover launch integration ECI has announced a…

Good quarter for Herman Miller

Workspace and office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller reported strong sales and order growth in the first quarter of its 2020…

Highlands behind new workspace brand launch

Sales and marketing agency Highlands has led the launch of the Lumeah brand, a US-based line of off-the-shelf interior design…

Varidesk invests in co-working venture

Height-adjustable and ergonomic furniture maker Varidesk recently made a significant investment in Texas, US-based co-working firm Common Desk. Varidesk is…

Senior management departure at Kaut-Bullinger

One of the joint Managing Directors of Kaut-Bullinger’s Office + Solution division is to leave the leading German independent dealer.…

Knoll acquires D2C e-commerce seller

Knoll has announced the acquisition of Fully, an Oregon-based ecommerce furniture brand that sells direct to consumer (D2C) into home…

Massive 3P investment by Amazon | LSC sells business unit | ECI integrates Muuto...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the globe. Amazon spending $15 billion on 3P Amazon has said…

Pentel discussions ongoing, says Kokuyo

Japanese stationery and office furniture giant Kokuyo has said it is holding discussions with Pentel’s management following its acquisition of…

WeWork files for IPO | UK branch opens for InMotion | New job for...

WeWork reveals IPO plans Collaborative workspace provider WeWork has filed for an IPO and is looking to sell $3.5 billion…

Fellowes Brands expands furniture offering

Fellowes Brands has acquired Trendway Corporation, a leader in office furniture systems, movable walls and seating. Fellowes said the addition…

Sales slip at OfficeMate

Leading Thailand office supplies reseller OfficeMate has reported a 3.5% decline in second quarter sales. Q2 sales at OfficeMate were…

Nienkämper buys out ICF stake

High-end Canadian corporate furniture manufacturer Nienkämper is once again an independent entity after buying out the ownership interest of International…

Growth for Kimball

Workplace furniture manufacturer Kimball has reported organic growth of around 7% for the 12 months ended 30 June. Sales for…

Organic declines at Takkt

Q2 organic sales at business supplies reseller Takkt declined at both its European and North American operations. Reported sales for…

Furniture declines at HNI

Office furniture sales at US-based manufacturer HNI fell by 3.4% in the second quarter. Q2 sales at the division were…

Sales surge at Knoll

Contract office furniture company Knoll has reported a strong set of second quarter results, driven by double-digit growth in its…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…